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NUJ support for Asa Winstanley's press pass

Ali Abunimah reports:

The UK’s National Union of Journalists has condemned the Labour Party for revoking the press pass of The Electronic Intifada’s Asa Winstanley.

It took the Labour Party nearly two weeks to issue a response to NUJ’s repeated requests for an explanation for the ban, the trade union said on Tuesday [the 3rd].

The NUJ said it was told by party officials that “Asa Winstanley is currently suspended as a member of the Labour Party and the terms of that suspension prevent him from attending Labour Party meetings.”

“It is wholly unacceptable for a journalist to be refused access in this way,” NUJ organizer David Ayrton said.

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